Gender equality

Do you remember Beijing and Cairo?

Series Name: 
Nursing Update
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Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa

In March, at the United Nations in New York this year, the Commission on the Status of Women marked the 15th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action. There was a short political declaration adopted on the second day of the Commission, which reaffirmed the commitments made at Beijing and called for actions towards implementation. There were 7 resolutions introduced:
1. HIV and AIDS, Women and the Girl Child
2. Women’s Economic Empowerment
3. Eliminating Maternal Mortality and Morbidity through the Empowerment of Women
4. Ending Female Genital Mutilation
5. Release of women and children taken hostage
6. The situation of and assistance to Palestinian women
7. Strengthening institutional arrangement of the UN for support of gender equality and the empowerment of women by consolidating the four existing offices into a composite entity [Gender Equality Architecture Reform]

Women's Health Project

The Women's Health Project, a non-governmental organisation, is the Gender and Health Centre at the University of the Witwatersrand. WHP promotes gender equality and high quality health services, does research, consultancy, training, advocacy, information dissemination and implements health care system changes.